NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager)

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NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam Highlights 2021

National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust) was founded as per the Indian Trusts Act of 1882 by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). It takes care of the assets and funds under the National Pension System (NPS) and other schemes as authorized by PFRDA. NPS Trust is headquartered in New Delhi, India. NPS Trust is also responsible for monitoring Pension Funds, Trustee Bank, Central Recordkeeping Agencies, Points of Presence, Custodian and Annuity Service Providers.

News Update: For all the candidates who suffer some technical glitch in the system during Paper 1 (Descriptive English Test) of Phase 2 has been given another opportunity to re-appear for the Paper 1 - Descriptive English Test on October 9, 2021. 

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B ) result for the Phase 1 exam has been announced recently. You can check your result below. 

NPS Trust has invited applications from young and eligible candidates for the direct recruitment of NPS Trust officer Grade B (Manager) and Officer Grade A (Assistant Manager) 2021. It is advised to check the Eligibility Criteria for NPS Trust Officer Posts to avoid cancellation of the candidature in future. Let’s look at the highlights of the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam 2021.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 1 Manager (IT) Result announced. Check here.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 1 Manager (General Stream) Result announced. Check here.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 2 result is out. The candidates list selected for the Interview has been uploaded on the website.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager) Highlights

Conducting BodyNPS Trust
Mode of Exam Online
Official Website www.npstrust.org.in
NPS Trust Officer Grade B Exam Phases
  • Phase I (Online Screening Examination)
  • Phase II (Online Examination)
  • Phase III (Interview)
Starting date to fill NPS Trust Officer Grade B Exam Form December 30, 2020
Last date to fill NPS Trust Officer Grade B Exam Form January 29, 2021
NPS Trust Officer Grade B 2021 Phase I Exam Date March 20, 2021
Negative Marking in NPS Trust Officer Grade B 2021 0.25 marks
NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Mains Exam 2021 July 31, 2021
NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 1 Manager (IT) Result Check Here
NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 1 Manager (General Stream) Result Check Here
Re-test of Paper I English (Descriptive Test) October 09, 2021  (Click Here)
NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 2 Result November 01, 2021 (Check Here)
 

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam Notification 2021

NPS Trust released the NPST Grade B Notification 2021 for the recruitment of Grade A and Grade B officers under different streams. The recruitment of NPS Trust Grade B and Grade A will be done for a total of 14 vacancies. Please note that the NPS Trust reserves the right to increase or decrease the vacancies at any stage of the exam. Young and eligible Indian citizens are invited to apply for NPS Trust Officer Recruitment. The Online application for NPST Grade B 2021 started from December 30, 2020 and you were required to apply for the same till January 29, 2021.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Mains exam is announced to be held on July 31, 2021. 

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 1 Manager (IT) Result announced. Check here.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 1 Manager (General Stream) Result announced. Check here.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam Syllabus

Before starting the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) preparation, it is very important for you to be well versed with the syllabus. The NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) syllabus has five subjects and they are General Awareness (including some questions related to Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Awareness and Reasoning. Before proceeding with NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) 2021 preparation strategy, it is advised to go through the full syllabus mentioned in the notification. The detailed NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) 2021 Syllabus is given below.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 1 Syllabus

SectionTopics
English Language Reading Comprehensions, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Sentence Improvement, Cloze test
Reasoning Coding & Decoding, Syllogism, Machine Input Output, Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense Test, Blood Relations, Problems based on Ages, Rankings, Data Sufficiency, Statement and Conclusions, Statement and Assumptions, Statement and Arguments
General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness Banking Reforms, Regulatory Bodies in India- NABARD, SEBI, International Banking, Important RBI Circulars, Financial Terms, Banking Terms, Latest Acts related to Banking, Priority Sector Lending, NPA - latest news, SARFAESI Act, RBI Monetary Policy, Capital & Money Market Instrument, Commercial Banks, NBFCs, HFC - Latest news, Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking Companies, Credit Rating and Agencies, Payment Options- NEFT, RTGS, Bharat Bill payment, RBI’s circulars
Computer Awareness Hardware and Software, Operating System Basics, Internet Terms and Services, MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), History of Computers, Networking and Communication, Database, Security Tools and Viruses
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 2 Syllabus

The detailed NPST Grade B mains exam  2021 Syllabus list is given below.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 2 Paper 1 Syllabus

Topic
English (Descriptive Test)

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 2 Paper 2 General Stream Syllabus

SectionTopics
Commerce & Accountancy
  • Accounting as a financial information system
  • Accounting Standards with specific reference to Accounting for Depreciation, Inventories, Revenue Recognition, Fixed Assets, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Investments.
  • Cash Flow Statement, Fund flow statement, Financial statement analysis; Ratio analysis
  • Accounting for Share Capital Transactions including Bonus Shares, Right Shares.
  • Employees Stock Option and Buy-Back of Securities.
  • Preparation and Presentation of Company Final Accounts.
Management
  • Management: its nature and scope; The Management Processes; Planning, Organization, Staffing, Directing and Controlling
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organization. Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader
  • Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader
  • Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD
  • Motivation, Morale and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale
  • Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology
Finance
  • Financial System
    • Role and Functions of Regulatory bodies in Financial Sector.
  • Financial Markets
    • Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
  • General Topics
    • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
    • Recent Developments in the Financial Sector
    • Financial Inclusion- use of technology
    • Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
    • Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)
    • Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends.
Costing
  • Overview of Cost and Management Accounting - Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting, Objectives and Scope of Cost and Management Accounting.
  • Methods of Costing - Single Output/ Unit Costing, Job Costing, Batch Costing, Contract Costing, Process/ Operation Costing, Costing of Service Sectors.
  • Basics of Cost Control and Analysis - (i) Standard Costing, (ii) Marginal Costing, (iii) Budget and Budgetary Control.
  • Lean System and Innovation:-
    • Introduction to Lean System
    • Just-in-Time (JIT)
    • Kaizen Costing
    • 5 Ss
    • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    • Cellular Manufacturing/ One-Piece Flow Production Systems
    • Six Sigma (SS)
    • Introduction to Process Innovation and Business Process Re-engineering (BPR).
Companies Act The Companies Act, 2013 – Specific reference to Chapter III, Chapter IV, Chapter VIII, Chapter X, Chapter XI, Chapter XII and Chapter XXVII.
Economics
  • Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income: Concepts and Measurement, Classical & Keynesian Approach Determination of output and employment, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money , IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles.
  • Balance of Payments, Foreign Exchange Markets, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Non-banking Financial Institutions.
Pension Sector
  • Status of pension sector in India
  • Types of retirement schemes in India and their features
  • National Pension System
  • Atal Pension Yojana
  • Annuity Plans
  • Basics of investment

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 2 Paper 2 IT Stream Syllabus

SectionTopics
Database Concepts ER-model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g. B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.
SQL Queries Select, view, truncate, delete, update, alter, Inner join, different types of outer joins, use of aggregate functions, Union, intersection, except, in and exist clauses, nested queries
Programming Concepts (Java /C C++ ) Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling
Data Analytics Languages (Python / R) Regex, Slicing, Data reshaping, Dataframes, Dictionaries and Sets, File Management, Classes and Functions, Data Mining, Lists, Importing and exporting data, charts and graphs
Algorithms for problem solving Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide-and-conquer)
Networking Concepts ISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), TCP/UDP, IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls
Information & Cyber Security Concepts Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA - Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit
Data warehousing Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models
Shell Programming Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam Pattern 2021

The NPST Officer Recruitment started from December 30, 2020. The recruitment will be done for NPS Officer Grade A & Grade B separately. The NPST Selection Procedure consists of three stages for Grade B and two for Grade A. Please note that if you want to apply to both General and Information Technology Streams in Grade B, you have to fill separate applications for both streams. Also, if you are interested in applying to both Grade A and B, you would be required to fill separate applications for both of them.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager) Selection Procedure:

  • Phase 1- (On-Line Screening Examination)
  • Phase 2- (On-Line Examination)
  • Phase 3- (Interview)

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 1 (Paper 1) Exam Pattern 2021

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 1 Exam Pattern consists of an online screening examination applicable to all streams (General and IT). Phase 1 (Paper 1) consists of mainly five sections such as General Awareness (including some questions related to the Financial Sector of easy to moderate difficulty level), English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Awareness and Reasoning. The maximum marks allotted to this paper is 200 and a composite time of 150 minutes is provided. Detailed NPS Trust Officer Grade B Exam Pattern  (Phase 1) is given below.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration(in minutes)
English Language 40 40 35
Reasoning 40 50 35
General Awareness + Financial Sector Awareness 40 40 25
Computer Awareness 40 40 25
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30 30
Overall Total 190 200 150

Note:

  • 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked
  • You need to secure separate cut-offs in each test as well as aggregate cut-off marks in Phase I exam (as decided by NPS Trust) to be shortlisted for Phase II

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Phase 2 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) Exam Pattern 2021

NPS Trust Online examination of Phase 2 consists of two papers of 100 marks each. Detailed NPST trust officer (Grade B) Exam Pattern 2021 for Phase 2 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) is provided below.

PaperStreamsSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Paper 1 All Streams English (Descriptive Test) 100 60 minutes
Paper 2 General Multiple choice questions on: Commerce, Accountancy, Management, Finance, Costing, Companies Act, Economics and Pension sector 100 40 minutes
Information Technology Multiple choice questions on Specialized subject related to stream. 100 40 minutes

Please Note:

  • If you have applied to more than one stream, Paper 2 of Phase 2 will be conducted in different shifts. Information related to this will be provided in the Admit card.
  • There shall be a negative marking in this paper. A deduction of .25 marks will be there for every wrong answer marked
  • NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam 2021 will be bilingual in nature (Hindi and English) except for the English Language paper

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam Dates

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) recruitment notification has been released on December 24, 2020 and the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) application process started from December 30, 2020, to January 29, 2021. NPS Trust officer Prelims exam result is already out.  NPST Grade B Mains exam date 2021 expected to be July 31, 2021. For detailed NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) exam dates look at the table below.

Note: For all the candidates who suffer some technical glitch in the system during Paper 1 (Descriptive English Test) of Phase 2 has been given another opportunity to re-appear for the Paper 1 - Descriptive English Test on October 9, 2021. 

The result of NPS Trust Grade B for Mains has been announced. Congrats to all candidates who got selected for the Interview.

NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager) Exam Dates 2021

NPS Trust Officer Grade B EventsNPS Trust Officer Grade B Tentative Dates
Online Application and Payment of fee December 30, 2020 to January 29, 2021
Availability of Call Letters March 04, 2021
Online Examination (Phase 1) March 20, 2021
Online Examination (Phase 2) July 31,2021
Interview (Phase 3) To be notified later
Re-test of Paper I English (Descriptive Test) October 09, 2021  (Click Here)
NPS Trust Officer Grade B Phase 2 Result November 01, 2021 (Check Here)

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Salary

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) job is one of the reputed jobs in our country. Being a Central Government job, it is recession-proof and secure. The NPST Grade B pay scale is Rs.35150-1750(9)-50900-EB 1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years). The allowances are as follows: Grade Allowance, Special Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Local Compensatory Allowance and Housing Allowance. For a detailed NPST Grade B Salary structure along with other perks and benefits please refer to the table below.

PostSalary
NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager)
  • Pay Scale - Rs.35150-1750(9)-50900-EB 1750(2)-54400-2000(4)-62400 (16 years)
  • CTC - Approx. Rs. 21 Lac per annum

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Vacancy

NPS Trust Officer has released a total of 5 vacancies for the post of Manager/ Grade B Officer. For detailed information on NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Vacancy, please refer to the table below.

PostStreamCategoryOut of which PwBD
UR/GENOBCSCSTEWSTotal
NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager) General 3 1 - - - 4 -
Information Technology 1 - - - - 1 -

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Eligibility Criteria

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) is a manager post and therefore holds a lot of weight. You need to be very careful before applying to NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Exam. You should have ensured your NPST Grade B exam eligibility for the respective post. If you didn't meet any of the mentioned NPST Grade B eligibility criteria, your candidature may have been cancelled. Check the complete NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) eligibility criteria below.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Educational Criteria

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) required you to possess certain educational qualifications in order to apply to the exam. You should have had checked the educational criteria carefully before applying to the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) exam. Complete NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Educational Criteria is mentioned in the table below.

Name of the PostStreamEducational CriteriaDesirable Experience
NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager) General Master’s Degree in any discipline, Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a recognized university, CA, CFA, CS, CWA. Desirable experience of minimum 3 years of post-qualification experience in officer cadre in dealing with the problems relating to pension / financial sectors, special knowledge/ experience in law, investigation, finance, economics, Accountancy, Administration or any other discipline considered useful to the Trust.
Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical/Electronics/Electronics and communication/Information Technology/ Computer Science)/Masters in Computers Application/ Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with post graduate qualification (minimum 2 years duration) in Computers/Information Technology. Desirable experience of minimum 3 years of post-qualification experience in relevant field.

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Age Criteria (As of November 30, 2020)

NPS Trust invited young and eligible candidates for the post of Manager (Grade B). You must have had checked the age limit criteria prescribed by the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Recruitment notification 2020-21 before applying for the same. In order to apply for the NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) exam, you must not exceed an age limit of 30 years.

Name of the PostAge Criteria
NPS Trust Officer Grade B (Manager) 30 years (As on 30-11-2020)

NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) Age Relaxation

Upper age relaxation will be provided to the candidates belonging to reserved categories. As per the government norms, an upper age relaxation of 5 years belonging to SC/ST and 3 years to those belonging to OBC Categories will be provided. You can refer to the table below for the detailed NPS Trust Officer (Grade B) age relaxation information.

CategoryUpper Age Limit  Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Person with Disabilities (PwD)
  • General : 10 years
  • OBC : 13 years
  • SC / ST : 15 Years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application

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FAQs

The maximum age to apply is 30 years as mentioned in the NPS Trust Grade B officer recruitment notification.
Yes, NPS Trust Grade B officer exam is bilingual i.e, Hindi & English in nature except the English Language section.
The NPS Trust Grade B officer Exam will be in online mode.
The NPS Trust Grade B officer Exam will be conducted in three phases- On-Line Screening Examination, On-Line Examination followed by interview.
Yes, NPS Trust Grade B officer recruitment is a secured job.

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